Archive for June, 2010

The Body And Soul, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

The body of the son of Adam was created from the earth and his soul from the government of Heaven and then they were joined.

If he is hungry, stays awake, and keeps his body busy in serving Allah, his soul will find itself lighter and more peaceful so that it would long for the place from which it was created and miss its heavenly world. But if he secures food, blessings, sleep, and rest, the body will incline to remain at the place from which it was created and the soul would be pulled along with it and be in a prison.

If it was not for the fact that it would get used to that prison, it would ask for help, as a tortured person does, to find relief from the pain resulting from the separation and departure from its own world from which it was created.

[Al-Fawaa’id: A Collection of Wise Sayings]


Hooking Up With A Chick For $100 Dollars At The Night Club Is Islamic! Says Shi’ah Scholar Ar-Roohaani

Posted in Shiasm Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Please note this is a fatwa by a Shi’ah…


One time I went to a Night Club and a Prostitute asked for $100 and I paid her and she said: “I give you my whole body for Mutah(pleasure) in exchange for this amount, But only for one day“. Can I consider this Islamic Mutah Marriage?


If from what she said, she meant setting up marriage and you said to yourself “I accept this for myself” Then this would be lawful Mutah Marriage.

[By Grand “Ayatullah” ar-Roohani]

Original Arabic:

السؤال: مرة ذهبت إلى نادي ليلي، حيث طلبت عاهرة مني مبلغ 100$ دفعت لها و قالت لي: متعتك بجسدي كله مقابل هذه النقود. لكن لمدة يوم واحد فقط هل اعتبر ذلك زواج متعة؟

الجواب: باسمه جلت اسمائه

اذا کان ما قالت بقصد انشاء الزواج و انت قلت بعد ذلک قبلت لنفسی هکذا؛ یکون ذلک زواج متعة.


Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah!

Coming Late To A Seminar And Greeting Those Seated, By Ibn Uthaymeen

Posted in Adab (Manners), Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:

If a person comes to a lecture late, what is more preferred, (a) that he gives the greetings (of salaam) upon entering, or (b) is it better that he sits without greeting?

The Noble Shaykh responded by saying:

“It is preferred that he does not give the greeting if this will cause an interruption in the lesson or cause disturbance. But if it will not cause any interruption or disturbance, then giving the greeting is legislated upon every person that approaches a gathering, and due to this, it is preferred to give the greeting. If a person does give the greeting, then it is sufficient that only one person from those who are already in the gathering respond.”

[Shaykh Muhammad Bin Saalih Al-Uthaymeen, Fataawa Islaamiyyah 1/175]

The Difference Between A Picture And A Photograph, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

“…Any pictures that are carved out of wood or rock, or made of mud or clay or anything similar, are all forbidden if they are images of living creatures that have souls because of their imitation of the Creation of Allah – the Mighty and Majestic. And in the authentic hadith is that the Messenger of Allah cursed the image-makers, and to be cursed is to be expelled and far-removed from the Mercy of Allah. And in the hadith qudsi also is that Allah – the Exalted – said:

And who is more oppressive than the one who went and created as I have Created! So, let them create an atom, or let them create a mustard seed, or let them create a fiber.

And also, in the authentic hadith: “The people who will be tortured most on the Day of Resurrection are the image-makers who imitate the Creation of Allah. It will be said to them: ‘Bring life to what you have made.’

And the proofs for this are many, and from the image-making that this warning applies to – according to the strongest opinion – is that which takes place when a human being draws an image of a creature with a soul by hand. This falls under the image-making that is warned against, and it is a sin from amongst the major sins.

As for the image-making that takes place using instant cameras, this does not appear to fall under this, because the photographer does not draw out or try to imitate the Creation of Allah. Because of this, if some people are presented with a photograph that has been taken, you will not find them saying: ‘How good is this photographer! How excellent is he!’ But, if they are presented with a hand-drawn picture that closely resembles what was being drawn, they will say: ‘How good is this artist! How excellent is he!’ So, this proves that there is a difference between drawing the picture by hand and taking it using a camera.

And this is also proven by the fact that if a person writes something by hand and a photocopy is made of it, the people will not ascribe this writing to the one who made the photocopy of it. Rather, they will ascribe it to the one who originally wrote it, and people still preserve copyrights in this manner. They would not say that this person who made the photocopy did a good job of copying the writing precisely using this innovative technology. In fact, a blind man can be given this task, or a man can perform this task in the dark.

However, if a man copies the handwriting of the original writer by hand so that the people think that it was the original writing itself, the people would then say: ‘How innovative he is! How excellent he is! How did he copy this handwriting so precisely?’ And with the likes of these examples, it becomes clear that photographic imagery is not image-making that can be truly ascribed to the one who took the picture, and it cannot be said that this is imitation of the Creation of Allah because he did not create anything.

And to in order to say that photographs are allowed, a condition must be met that they do not lead to what is forbidden, because the permissible things that lead to the forbidden are in turn forbidden. The means have the ruling of the ends. So, for example, we do not see that it is allowed for a person to take these pictures in order to preserve memories because of what this contains of possession of a picture that we fear might fall under the saying of the Prophet: “The Angels do not enter a house in which there is a picture.


Suggestions For Seminar/Conference Organisers

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

1) Make sure flyers are passed out early.

2) Make sure the audience is aware of what is being taught prior to the lectures/lessons.

3) Try to keep the timings according to what is mentioned on the program schedules.

4) Try to distribute photocopied study materials before the lessons.

5) Attempt to make 2 separate rooms for females, 1 room for sisters with children, the other for sisters with no children.

6) Don’t allow vending during lecture timings.

7) Announce all lectures 10 mins. before the lecture begins, this will allow people to gather in the lecture hall early.

8) Encourage the brothers staying in the hotel to perform Salaat in congregation, especially Salaatul Fajr.

9) Don’t hesitate to make necessary changes during the seminar if needed.

10) Distribute a feedback questionnaire on the last day of the conference in order to review the community’s opinion and make necessary changes in the future.

[Taken from ‘Clear Advice For Benefiting From Islaamic Lectures’, p. 73]

Suggestions For Those Attending Seminars/Conferences

Posted in Knowledge, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

1) Make your intention for attendance sincerely to benefit yourself in your religion.

2) Lower your gaze when walking through the halls and at all times. Indeed one of the elements that assist a student in his quest for knowledge is taqwa.

3) Purchase all the material needed (books, notebooks, pens, recorders, etc) before attending the conference.

4) Find a group of righteous individuals to review with during breaks and at night.

5) Do not gather with others except that there is some religious benefit mentioned.

6) Try to sit close to the speaker; this is encouraged in the famous hadeeth of Jibreel (as).

7) If you find yourself falling asleep during a lecture, change your sitting place.

8) The student should review the information taught before going to sleep at night and in the morning. This will help a person to preserve what he heard during the day. It is noticed that many people spend the night chatting with their friends; this is a major hindrance in the path of the student of knowledge  and is alos a reason why a person finds it difficult to perform Salaatul Fajr in congregation.

9) After the conference os over and a person returns home, it is important that for the next few days or weeks, the student reviews all of the knowledge taught. The notebook should not be placed on the bookshelf, never to be touched until the following year. The only way a person truly benefits is when he reviews the past information efficiently.

An Important Piece Of Advice For Sisters Attending Seminars/Lectures:

10) Sisters with children should take turns taking care of each other’s children.

For example, 4 sisters (A, B, C, D) would like to attend the lesson, but all of them have children. They should divide the lectures daily.

Sister A takes all the kids for the first lesson while sisters B, C and D attend. Sister B takes the children for the second lesson while sisters A, C and D attend. If the sisters follow this method, inshaa Allaah, all will benefit.

And at night once all the children are asleep, all the sisters can gather and share the missed notes (and of course, adjustments can be made to this suggestion to suit specific needs).

[Taken from ‘Clear Advice For Benefiting From Islaamic Lectures’, Pp. 73-74]

Taking Books As Your Scholar

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Uthaymeen was asked as to what he says about the statement: “Whoever takers his books as scholars, his mistakes are more than accuracy“?

He (rahimahullaah) responded thus:

As for the statement: “Whoever takers his books as scholars…” This is not completely true, nor is it completely mistaken. As for the person who takes knowledge from any book he sees, then there is no doubt that this person will error much.

But as for the individual who focuses on the books of the well known, trustworthy, knowledgeable people, then this individual will not error much, but rather, he will be correct in most of what he transmits.

[Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen, Majmoo’ Al-Fataawa, 26/197]